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Ciena bids $521M for Nortel’s Metro Ethernet assets

Ciena Signs Agreements to Purchase Optical and Carrier Ethernet Assets of Nortel’s Metro Ethernet Networks Business


Proposed combination is unique opportunity to accelerate Ciena’s strategy by bringing together complementary, leading switching and transport technologies


Linthicum, MD — 10/07/2009


Ciena® Corporation (NASDAQ: CIEN), the network specialist, today announced that it has entered into agreements with Nortel to purchase substantially all of the optical networking and carrier Ethernet assets of Nortel’s Metro Ethernet Networks (MEN) business for $390 million in cash and 10 million shares of Ciena common stock. The product and technology assets to be acquired include Nortel’s long-haul optical transport portfolio; metro optical Ethernet switching and transport solutions; Ethernet transport, aggregation and switching technology; multiservice SONET/SDH product families; and network management software products. more

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EQUINIX DEVELOPING FIRST CARRIER-NEUTRAL ETHERNET EXCHANGE SOLUTIONS

EQUINIX DEVELOPING FIRST CARRIER-NEUTRAL ETHERNET EXCHANGE SOLUTIONS; SELECTS ALCATEL-LUCENT SERVICE ROUTER TECHNOLOGY


Global Network Interconnection Services Leader to Leverage Top Ethernet Technology

to Deliver Platform Enabling Seamless Exchange of Carrier Ethernet


Key highlights:

• Developing first global carrier-neutral Ethernet services platform

• Will create new and expanded Ethernet service opportunities for carriers

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Actelis Networks’ T1 Line Replacement Solution Helps Hargray Communications Significantly Boost Broadband Services to Business Customers

Actelis EFM Over Bonded Copper Market Leader

Actelis
solution enables 30 Mbps compared to 1.5 Mbps over the same two copper pairs.

FREMONT, Calif., October 1, 2009—Actelis Networks®, the leading global supplier of Ethernet over copper solutions, today announced that Hargray Communications, a provider of high-speed Internet and VOIP (Voice over IP) services to business and residential customers in South Carolina and Georgia, has deployed the company’s RUS-listed ML2300 Ethernet aggregation platforms, ML600 Ethernet Access Devices (EADs) and its XR239 EFM Repeaters to replace its low-bandwidth T1 lines. By taking advantage of Actelis’ industry-leading rate, reach and reliability, the move enables Hargray to immediately and cost effectively provide best-in-class business broadband services to small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in the Hilton Head, South Carolina, and Savannah, more

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GulfPines Delivers a 10x Boost in Bandwidth by Replacing Legacy T1 and DS3 Circuits with Ethernet Over Copper From Actelis Networks

Actelis EFM Over Bonded Copper Market Leader

Their exceptional support for bonding was one of the single most important factors in selecting Actelis.”

FREMONT, Calif., October 1, 2009Actelis Networks®, the leading global supplier of Ethernet over copper solutions, today announced that GulfPines Communications, LLC, a Mississippi-based CLEC offering high-speed Internet and VoIP (Voice over IP) services to residential and business customers, is deploying the company’s ML600 Ethernet Access Devices (EADs) to replace its existing T1 and DS3 circuits. By leveraging its existing copper plant with Actelis’ ML600 EADs, GulfPines can immediately upgrade its network to offer enhanced broadband services with more than ten times the bandwidth of its legacy services. The move also brings a major reduction in operation expenditures, while allowing new and existing services to more

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Actelis Networks Named Worldwide Market Leader of EFM over Bonded Copper by Infonetics Research

Infonetics Names Actelis #1 Worldwide EFM Over Bonded Copper Supplier

Actelis’ continuing global expansion, coupled with the best rate, reach and reliability, bolsters its leadership position.

FREMONT, Calif., September 28, 2009Actelis Networks®, the leading global supplier of Ethernet over bonded copper solutions, today announced it has been recognized #1 in the Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM) bonded copper Ethernet Access Device (EAD) category by Infonetics Research, one of the telecom industry’s leading and most respected analyst research and consulting firms. Actelis’ market leadership is attributed to its best-in-class portfolio of EFM over bonded copper products, which are widely deployed by more than 150 customers in 35 countries.

In the just-released Infonetics Research market report titled “Carrier Ethernet Equipment, Biannual Worldwide and Regional more

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Advanced Media Technologies Named as Channel Partner for Hitachi Node+ZeroTM RFoG Solution

– AMT will serve as stocking distributor for Hitachi RFoG solution in United States –


ATLANTA, GA, September 28th, 2009 – Hitachi Communication Technologies America, Inc., a leading supplier of Fiber-to-the-Premises solutions, today announced that Advanced Media Technologies (AMT) will serve as a stocking distributor for Hitachi’s Node+Zero Radio Frequency over Glass (RFoG) product family in the United States. AMT will support cable television and other communications network operators with Hitachi’s single-fiber RFoG solution, enabling network operators to deliver video, data and voice services via optical fiber and realize significant savings in network operations and maintenance costs.


“Hitachi is pleased to have AMT as a channel partner,” said Rick Schiavinato, Hitachi vice president of sales and marketing. “AMT is well known as a top-tier supplier to cable television network operators and for providing outstanding customer service. They will be a tremendous asset as we expand the market more

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InfoVista Demonstrates Leadership in Ethernet Mobile Backhaul

infovista_logo_registered_500px.gifInfoVista Affirms Status as Leader in Multi-Vendor IP Service Performance Assurance by Broadening its Integration Scope with Alcatel-Lucent for Ethernet Mobile Backhaul


InfoVista (Euronext IFV- FR0004031649), the leader in delivering proven solutions for proactive service assurance and member of the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF), has strengthened its multi-vendor offerings for Ethernet mobile backhaul with the release of the next version of its pre-integrated, off-the-shelf adaptor with the industry leading Alcatel-Lucent 5620 Service Aware Manager. With this release, InfoVista extensively supports deployments of the Alcatel-Lucent 7705 Service Aggregation Router—a platform well suited to the transport needs of the evolving mobile radio access network (RAN).


Infonetics Research, an international data networking and telecom market research firm, estimates that the IP/Ethernet mobile backhaul equipment market will more than double from $4.6 billion in 2008 to almost $11 billion in 2013. This more

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XO Communications Issues Guarantee to Provide “Ethernet Everywhere”

Herndon, VA – September 22, 2009 – XO Communications (OTCBB: XOHO) today announced the launch of “Ethernet Everywhere,” a service availability guarantee ensuring its Carrier Services’ customers can obtain Ethernet services anywhere within XO’s coverage area. This service availability guarantee is the first of its kind by any nationwide service provider.


“It’s well understood that the largest problem facing the industry with Ethernet is its lack of widespread availability,” said Ernie Ortega, president of XO Carrier Services. “This revolutionary guarantee demonstrates XO’s continued commitment to meeting the latest demands of the market, and Ethernet certainly fits that mold.”


XO’s Ethernet access options range from 3Mbps up to 10Gbps and are used to support a variety of services such as private line, dedicated Internet access, and MPLS IP-VPN. Offered through the end of 2009, the guarantee is available to any Carrier Services’ customer that more

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Telecom industry sales and marketing pro Tim Basa joins Nitel senior leadership team

CHICAGO [September 17, 2009] – Nitel, Inc., a single-source provider of telecommunications network services and nationwide virtual network operator, is refocusing its sales and marketing strategies under the leadership of Tim Basa, a noted industry veteran and sales mentor.


Basa recently joined Nitel as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. He is responsible for overseeing the sales force nationwide, expanding marketing and business development strategies, and unifying teams to drive revenue growth.


“Tim’s proven track record of accelerating growth at mid-size telecom organizations makes him an immediate and significant asset to the Nitel team,” said Rick Stern, Nitel chief executive officer. “We have become one of the fastest-growing companies in America by focusing on niche markets where we serve customers with the best network solutions at the best prices. Tim brings to this role experience in growing revenue through identifying and developing niche markets where the company more

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Nitel reinvigorates channel strategy, hires David Zilch as Senior Director of Business Development

CHICAGO [September 17, 2009] – Nitel, Inc., a single-source provider of telecommunications network services and nationwide virtual network operator, announced that experienced telecom industry executive David Zilch has joined the company as Senior Director of Business Development.


Zilch is responsible for establishing and executing a strategy to create new market opportunities for Nitel’s products and services. His focus will include emerging markets, value added resellers, agents and other potential partners.


“Dave has a strong track record of developing and executing plans to establish new lines of business. That’s important in this newly created role for Nitel,” said Rick Stern, chief executive officer. “His well-rounded business background and relationships throughout the telecom industry will be assets as we continue the rapid pace of expansion of the company.”

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